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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 

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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
December 1, 2017
Brady Trucking Inc
HB Sound and Light
LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc.
MISSOURI WEST WATER SYSTEM
Nalco Water
TIC - The Industrial Company
 
 
Renewing Members as of 
December 1, 2017
ABLE, Inc.
Acme Tools
Alexander Construction Co
Altendorf Trucking, Inc.
American Crystal Sugar - Moorhead
American Insurance
Ameripride Services
Amity Technology
Andeavor
Basin Safety
BHG, Inc.
Bismarck State College
Blaise Energy, Inc
C & H Glass
Cass County Electric Cooperative
Central Cass School Dist 17
Central Trenching Incorporated
CHS / SunPrairie Grain
CHS Insurance
City of Devils Lake
City of West Fargo
Close Construction Company
Coaches Choice Corporation  Athletic Apparel
Consolidated Construction
Coyote Creek Mining Company
Craft Builders, Inc.
Craft Electric, Inc.
Dairi Concepts
Dakota Fence Company - Fargo
Energy Tech Systems, Inc.
Excavating, Inc.
Falkirk Mining Company
Farmers Union Oil Company of Kenmare
Farstad Oil, Inc.
First Choice Physical Therapy
Fisher Sand and Gravel
Garon Corporation
Good Samaritan Society Oakes
Hope Electric
JDP Electric, Inc.
J-Mar Enterprises
K and R Roustabout Inc
Killoran Trucking & Brokerage,Inc.
KS Industries, LLC
Lake Region Corporation
Majestic Glove
Mark's Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Missouri Valley Petroleum, Inc.
MMI Excavation
Mountrail Williams Electric Coop
ND DOT - Bismarck District
ND DOT - Central Office
ND DOT - Devils Lake District
ND DOT - Dickinson District
ND DOT - Fargo District
ND DOT - Grand Forks District
ND DOT - Minot District
ND DOT - Williston
ND Insurance Reserve Fund
ND State Water Commission
Nemont Telephone
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northwest Communications Co-op
Northwest Contracting, Inc.
Oftedal Construction, Inc.
Pioneer Well Services
Prairie Scale Systems Inc.
Prairie View Landscaping
Rachel Contracting
SENDCAA Head Start
Sheyenne Tooling & Manufacturing
Skeels Electric
Souris Valley Care Center
Sparling Construction, Inc.
Spirit Lake Water Resource Mgmt
Sundre Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Swanson & Youngdale, Inc.
Swingen Construction Co
The Village Family Service Center
Tobias Marman Construction L.L.C
Train ND (Williston State College)
USDA Biosciences Research Lab
Vector Construction, Inc
Wade Works LLC
Watco Companies
Western Steel Builders
Wildfire Hyperheaters, LLC
Williston Fire & Safety
Wolf Steel Construction, Inc.
Workforce Safety and Insurance
WPX Energy Williston, LLC
Ystaas Electrical Service

NDSCs 45th annual safety and health conference

 

New Training Opportunities Now Available!
Hot topics, hands-on training and more

December 6, 2017 -- Part of our vision moving into the Safety Campus was to expand our lineup and make hands-on training more accessible and affordable for our state and region. In November, we completed our first rescue course on the new training tower. Attendees provided very positive feedback, making us even more excited to launch our next set of courses!

New offerings now available through the NDSC include:

Several of these courses include interactive hands-on components utilizing the NDSC’s training tower. This 26-foot prop allows students to practice multiple scenarios in a safe and realistic environment. Not only do the students enjoy the interaction, but it creates a memorable training experience and increased retention rates.

All course details are available in the links above, or click here to view our training calendar. If you’re interested in scheduling a private course for your company, call us today at (800) 932-8890.


 
 Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season
 
 
December 6, 2017 – This is the time of year families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. It’s also the time of year emergency rooms across the country experience an increase in patients with injuries relating to decorating, fires, poisonings and traffic crashes. By taking some basic precautions, you can ensure your whole family remains safe and injury-free throughout this wonderful season.

Here are a few simple tips to keep you safe this year:
  • Safeguard your medications (and theirs).
    With family and friends visiting during the holidays, ask them to keep purses, bags, or coats that have medications in them up and out of sight when they are in your home.
  • Be aware of fall hazards.
    If you’re decorating your home this year, remember to always wear slip-resistant shoes and face the ladder when climbing. Always maintain three points of contact to the ladder when hanging your Christmas lights. 
  • Don’t let a fire ruin your Christmas.
    The National Fire Protection Association says 30 percent of all home fires occur during the months of December, January and February. Make sure to use non-flammable decorations on your tree and practice your family fire escape route.
  • Be mindful when choosing decorations.
    When children are in the home, be sure to avoid decorations that are sharp or easily breakable. 
  • Make sure your guests have a safe, and sober, ride home.
    All guests need to have a designated driver. Encourage sober driving rather than impaired driving this holiday.
By following these simple safety tips, you can ensure your family has a safe and memorable holiday this year.

Click here for more safety tips.


 
NDSC Now Accepting Award Applications
 
 
November 29, 2017 - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 13 people die on the job every day. We are looking to award individuals who go above and beyond to reduce injuries, improve safety and health environments, and save lives in their workplace and community.

We are now accepting applications for the following prestigious awards:

The Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award is given to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs and honors forward thinking individuals who place safety and innovation at the forefront of their activities.

The Lifesaver Award is presented to individuals who acted above and beyond the call of duty to assist and/or rescue another individual(s), at work, on the road, or in their home or community.

Applications are available on our awards page. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 5, 2018. For questions, call Lynae Hanson at (701) 751-6102.

Recipients will be recognized at the NDSC's 45th Annual Safety and Health Conference, Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. in the Bismarck Event Center. The event is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase by calling the NDSC at (701) 223-6372.


Registration is Now Open for the
NDSC’s 45th Annual Safety & Health Conference

November 27, 2017 – Registration is now open, and the date format isn’t the only new thing you’ll find at the 2018 Conference!

If you’re looking for affordable, first-class training – this is the conference to be at! Our course lineup includes 106 new and dynamic sessions, including:

  • memorable hands-on courses, including Residential Fall Protection,
  • leading-edge safety concepts,
  • hot topics such as workplace violence, opioid overdoses, and worker fatigue,
  • a unique selection of patient care courses for scenarios such as suspension trauma and gun shot wounds,
  • a special leadership and communication track appropriate for any professional,
  • and 15 Pre-Conference courses Tuesday, February 20, including an OSHA numbered course, additional hands-on sessions, and more!

Networking opportunities will be abundant at this year’s event, including sufficient time to visit with  more than 150 vendor companies from across the region. Plus, you won’t want to miss the new Safety Solutions Stage where we’ll be featuring live product demonstrations from select exhibitors.

Plan now to attend Wednesday, February 21 through Friday, February 23 in Bismarck!
Visit our Conference website to learn more or register. Then, book a room at one of our host hotels!

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Toy

November 15, 2017 – Approximately 217,000 children are treated at emergency rooms for toy-related injuries each year. New toys can mean endless fun for your children but can also lead to injury if the toy does not suit the child.

Keep your loved ones safe this holiday season. When shopping for the perfect toy, consider the child’s age and development, as well as these simple guidelines:

  • Riding toys are the leading cause of toy-related injuries among children 14 and under. Make sure to include the proper protective gear along with the toy, such as a helmet.
  • Children under age three are at greatest risk for choking on toys. Pay attention to age recommendations on toys – they are there for the child’s safety. The smaller the child, the bigger the toy needs to be.
  • Do not buy toys with moving parts that could pinch, cut or trap a child. Any toy with strings or cords over 30cm long can strangle a child and should be avoided.
  • Be aware of any parts that can be broken or detached from the toy. This could create sharp or rough edges or may create choking hazards if the parts are smaller than a ping pong ball.

More holiday safety tips visit our Safety Tip Library.


Register Now for the NDSC’s 2018 Vendor Show
Showcase Your Products at the 45th Annual Safety & Health Conference

November 14, 2017 – The NDSC’s Annual Safety & Health Conference is the largest of its kind in the region. With nearly 1,000 attendees and 80-90 hands-on and classroom courses, people from all industries gather to learn, network, and get motivated. From construction and manufacturing, to oil & gas and mining, we strive to provide safety solutions in the classroom and on the tradeshow floor.

If you have a product or service that is right for our audience, we want you at the NDSC’s 2018 Vendor Show, February 21-22, 2018 in Bismarck. Registration is now open and booths are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more or REGISTER NOW.

Have a product that’s better explained with a LIVE demonstration? Consider purchasing a demo slot on the new Safety Solutions Stage!


Safety is about People 

Marlowe Ann Regan was happy as a baby, child, and young adult. According to her dad, Tom, she was ebullient – she could walk into a room and liven up the place. She had a great, contagious laugh and a real good giggle … Tom can still hear her giggle in his head.

Tom and Patti Regan lost Marlowe, their oldest daughter, in a single-car crash in May 2006. Marlowe was 21 and worked at Sykes while living in Minot with her boyfriend, Michael. The day she died was her brother Walt’s 19th birthday. Marlowe was traveling from Minot to Bismarck to celebrate his birthday with the whole Regan family.

“We were washing Patti’s van in the driveway and we wondered why Marlowe wasn’t there yet,” Tom remembered. “It was getting kind of late and all of a sudden we saw a sheriff’s car pull up.” When Chaplain Dan Sweeney got out, Tom thought Dan was just stopping to say hello since they were friends. But then he saw a deputy sheriff was with him. “They walked up to us, and I had an inkling something was wrong. Maybe it was the look on his face. I thought…‘oh shit.’”

Read Tom's full story...


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The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.